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'Life Spent Alone'

Though surrounded with love I am alone, since that tragic day in my childhood life; I watched my sister die with a last moan, the horror stabbed my heart with a sharp knife. I went silent from that day, I withdrew, soon, I spoke but was shattered in my mind; often I feel put together with glue. in time my sadness and my words entwined. And a poet was born out of great grief, like a boat forgotten and weather-stained; I have floated far and wide like a leaf, ruined- with a beauty hard to explain. Heard a poet must suffer to write well; so no wonder to this fate- I have fell. ______________________________ May 12, 2019 Poetry/Sonnet/'Life Spent Alone' Copyright Protected, ID 19-1164-779-02 All Rights Reserved. Written under Pseudonym. Submitted to the Standard contest, Best Sonnet 2019 sponsor, John Hamilton Third Place

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Date: 7/10/2019 10:06:00 PM
Hello Dear Heart … sad tale but nicely written sonnet. We need to release our emotions and writing certainly helps - thanks Dear Heart - Lindsay
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Date: 7/10/2019 9:33:00 PM
Poignant poem... pain seems to feed the pen often but makes for good poetry and a escape ... Congrats on you win :) hugs
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Date: 7/10/2019 4:40:00 PM
Congrats Constance with another win!
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Date: 7/8/2019 8:16:00 PM
I think that you are right. Poetry emanates from a place deep in the soul, a place where pain and joy intermingle. :) gw
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Date: 7/8/2019 4:08:00 AM
A a beautifully written sonnet! Good luck for the contest :)
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